Week of the Young Child 2022

Children's Opportunities are Our Responsibility

Flyer Week of the Young Child 2022
Community Child Care Solutions, led by the social teachings of the Church, believes that all children deserve the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to children, their families, and child care professionals through education, advocacy, referrals and access to financial assistance.

Children are like tiny flowers: They are varied and need care, but each is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers.~ Friedrich Frobel

All of the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.~ Indian Proverb

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Working Together with Families- Parent Power: Encouraging Literacy

Growing a passionate reader begins at birth.

SEED:  “You can find MAGIC wherever you look.  Sit back and relax, all you need is a book”, – Dr. Seuss

BUD:  Join a Book Club or an Audio Book Listening Club/Party

BLOSSOM:  Read to your child the recommended book of the week OR take a trip to your local library.


Developing Early Mathematical Skills Through Cooking


Enjoy some fun activities and delicious foods that are made with the children. Be sure to encourage healthy nutrition and fitness habits throughout the day!

Create a healthy recipe: Try making a simple fruit salad or turning fruit into ice cream with the kids.

Have a themed lunch or breakfast: This could be something like Taco Tuesday or smoothie day- here’s a recipe shared by SNAP ED /Community Food Bank of NJ  Banana fruit smoothie : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX5V6LQchTg&t=45s

Create a cookbook with family recipes: Have your kids bring in one of their family’s favorite kid-friendly recipes. Add these to a book and keep it as a class copy or make copies for each child to take home.

Have a picnic: If the weather permits, take lunch outside and have a picnic!

Books to Read:

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchinson

Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell

Sam Makes a Budget by Krystal Martin


We would love to hear from you! Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @communitychildcaresolutions of how you Work Together with Children and Families cooking up nutritionally healthy food #WOYC22

WEEK OF YOUNG CHILD: Working with Family Child Care Providers- Music at Home

It’s time to celebrate with music! Music allows children to develop their language and early literacy skills while being active and having fun. Celebrate with music at home by:

Making up a song: Have your children learn a new song or make up their own!

Learning a dance: Teach your kids a new dance to a fun song.

Creating instrumentsLet the kids show their creativity by making their own instruments through common household objects. https://tinybeans.com/homemade-instruments/slide/1

Host a virtual performance: Have your kids sing along to their favorite songs or invite a musician to do a virtual performance.


We would love to hear from you! Connect with us on FaceBook, Twittter and Instagram @CommunityChildCareSolutions and tell us what you are doing together celebrating with music with children and families!

Photo credit, Glenis Bisono, Family Child Care Provider

Here is an activity that you can share with your families and get them engaged with you on social media. Ask parents to share photos of this planting activity as they do it with their child.

We would love to hear from you! Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @communitychildcaresolutions of what you do with children every day! #WOYC22

WEEK OF YOUNG CHILD: Working Together for All Children: Prop Boxes

WEEK OF YOUNG CHILD: Working Together for All Children:
Prop boxes are used by many early care educators to create imaginative play and hands-on learning opportunities in their classrooms. Prop boxes are essentially a collection of items (or props) that suggest a specific theme and “set the stage” for a child’s imagination to engage in both creative and dramatic play (Prop Boxes, 2020).

Parents and teachers can use prop boxes to reinforce:

  • Literacy and Math experiences
  • Language building opportunities
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Social and emotional skills
  • Gender and cultural inclusiveness
  • Prop Boxes are important elements of Dramatic Play.

“Dramatic play is pretend or make-believe play where children use objects and roles in imaginative and realistic ways. Group dramatic play is also called socio-dramatic play. Socio-dramatic play is the most sophisticated form of play for young children as it gives children the opportunity to think, speak and act symbolically”(Barbour & Desjean-Perrotta, 2002)

View our Prop Box video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-D-mYBbhtdQ and click below for a handout of “How to Create Prop Boxes”